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Please join us 
at our annual 

Sponsored by the Friends of the MPL and the
Malden Historical Society

Fabulous music 

in a
magnificent setting.

Gear up for your Holiday season with the Friends!

Come one, come all!
Meet new FRIENDS, see old FRIENDS, 

Socialize and enjoy home-made goodies 
and refreshment




          Friday,  November 17  



         Saturday, November 18


                  GENERAL PUBLIC


**  Friend’s Purge Party on Saturday, September 9th, 9-1:00pm ** Members of the Friends are invited to a Purge and Pizza Party in our book room to help with the endless donations received over the last few months. Help us organize the book room, shelve books and weed our shelves of unsaleable editions. Worn, unrepairable books will be recycled and others that we consider not likely to sell will be donated to another used book organization. 

Don't forget - Members who help us at the Purge Party will be able to buy books that day, if they happen to find any irresistible volumes...

All proceeds go to the Malden Public Library to fund community programming.

** “Coffee, Cookies and Conversation” event at the MPL ** Super-Stacy will host a get-together to welcome newcomers, immigrants, and refugees to Malden and specifically the Library. Join us on Saturday, September 16, from 10-11am to connect with new Maldonians and help them integrate into the community! Sponsored by the Friends.


Come celebrate the partnership formed by The Friends of the Malden Public Library and Malden Center Fine Wines! All members are invited to a “Friends and friends” wine-tasting event at 220 Pleasant St. Tuesday, September 19th at 6-8pm

This is a new benefit for Friends' members, MCFW offers us a 10% discount on all purchases and a charcuterie board to accompany our tasting. Wine Manager Jillian will be pouring for us at the event.  Check out our POP-UP BOOK CART with books on anything wine-related. 

NOT A FRIEND YET?  We are looking for new members to join in the fun! Membership forms will be available.

RSVP by responding to this email and telling me

1. If you will bring a friend and 

2.the time slot you would like to come at: 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a special event for FRIENDS members and an opportunity to become a member! FRIENDS, bring a friend!   CHEERS!

Halloween Book Treat at City Hall Plaza on October 31st,

in collaboration with Malden Chamber of Commerce.

We gave away 400 books at our Halloween Book Treat!


Friday, November 17,  6-9:00pm MEMBERS ONLY

Saturday, November 18, 10-2:00pm GENERAL PUBLIC.

                                         JOIN US AND

                                SEE OUR NEW LOGO,

                                and some special new suprises

                                              on sale

                                  to fundraise for the library!

Malden's Mayor Gary Christenson was our first customer on Friday evening.  Pictured here are members  Judy Harvey,  Mayor Gary Christenson,   President of the Friends  Mary Ellen O'Meara and  Vice President  Marion Browning.

On Saturday morning, the New England Coffee Company, based in Malden, sent over their Coffee truck to be strategically parked at the entrance to the Library and donated all coffee served. Patrons were asked for a donation in exchange for the brew of their choice and all proceeds went to the Friends of the MPL ...

What could be more stimulating than a good cup of coffee and a Book Sale on a Saturday morning?

Our SPRING BOOK SALE was May 6 with a 

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Friends Monthly Meeting
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Autumn is here!   Join us at our meeting on Tuesday, November7th at 7:00 p.m. to learn about upcoming events, our Friends  FALL BOOK SALE... the book room organization, new developments and opportunities to support the library. 

A new logo? and maybe T-shirts?  WOW!  We'll hear about the programming at our stellar MPL and grant the library's wish list, too! 


WE ARE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO HEAD UP THE NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE!   Help us develop ways to reach out to Malden's diverse community and enrich our organization.

We meet at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street, Malden, entrance on Park Street) in the Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month. All Friends are welcome to attend.

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  ​ ​ ​         AN EXCITING NEW SPONSOR IN 2023 -  The New England Coffee Company partnered with the Friends of the MPL to offer locally roasted and brewed COFFEE at our Saturday Book Sale event. "Coffee and a Book - the perfect blend!"

2023 Events

Pizza and Purge Party

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10am-2pm
Summer Purge Party in JUNE!

All members are welcome to join our book room weeding event. Our shelves are full and we need to pull books that are in poor condition or not selling in order to make room for new donations. We start at 10am and have pizza or another refreshment delivered around noon to keep us fueled until the event ends at 2pm. This is a great way to help the Friends, learn about the book room, and meet other volunteers. Purged books will be donated to another Non-profit organization; if damaged they will be recycled.
Shown:  Member and Comms Committee Chair Ellie Moreton shows off our work.


“Coffee and a Book – the Perfect Blend”

Saturday, May 6th, 2023, 10am-2pm. 
Special "Members only" preview sale
on Friday, May 5th, 6-9pm!

The moment we've all been waiting for! Our Spring Book Sale features a new sponsor - The New England Coffee Company is partnering with the Friends of the MPL to offer COFFEE at our Saturday event. 
The NECC truck will be strategically parked at the Library and will donate all coffee served. Patrons are asked for a donation in exchange for the brew of their choice and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the MPL 
... What could be more stimulating than a good cup of coffee and a Book Sale on a Saturday morning?

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2023 Events Continued

Halloween Book event at City Hall Plaza

Halloween afternoon

Who was that masked man? Come trick or treating at the Friends stand at City Hall Plaza and get a REAL treat - a free children's book! In collaboration with the Malden Chamber of Commerce

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Winter Concert

Sunday, December 3

In collaboration with the Malden Historical Society, come enjoy music in the magnificent setting of the Malden Public Library. Don't miss it!
More details to come...

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Brews for Books

A fundraiser to benefit the Malden Public Library

Our first craft beer tasting was in September 2018. Neighbors and friends gathered to sip local craft beer and cider, mingle, and sample bites from local restaurants, all in the historic Converse Memorial Building of the Malden Public Library. The evening also included live music by the Outrageous Forture Trio, games on the lawn, tours of the Library's art collection, and raffle and auction items. We hope to plan an event for the 2024 calendar year.

We had around 20 different brews to taste. Participating breweries included:

  • Artifact Cider

  • Bone Up

  • Down the Road Beer Company

  • Idle Hands

  • Jack's Abby

  • Merrimack Ales

  • Shakesbeer

  • Small Change Brewing

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